The Most Personal Essay
We’ll draft, workshop, and revise 1000-1500 word essays that delve deeply into the first person, focusing on structure, narrative voice, and scene. We'll learn to cultivate vulnerability without self-indulgence, sharing without oversharing. Participants will receive one-on-one editorial advice plus critique from fellow students, and leave with a polished essay. Essays from this class have later appeared in literary journals and major outlets including the New York Times; book deals have followed.
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Nicole Hardy is the author of the memoir Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin and the poetry collections This Blonde and Mud Flap Girl's XX Guide to Facial Profiling — a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets.